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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

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August 27, 2015


Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Beaverdam will host their annual Clothesline and School Supply Giveaway Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Clothes for all ages as well as miscellaneous items will be available. School supplies will be available for kindergarten through grade 12. No identification or location required. The child/youth receiving the supplies must accompany the adult. Mt. Olivet is located one mile north of West Patrick Henry Road on Coatesville Road in Beaverdam. You may call the church office at (804) 883-5950 for information or check the church’s website at for further information.

The Atkinsons will be in concert at the Zion Christian Center in Beaverdam Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. The Atkinsons are a high-energy band with a unique sound that includes a mix of roots, country, mountain, and rock. This is an outdoor concert, so bring a lawn chair. Grilled hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be available. Concert is $5 for adults; under age 18 is free. Zion Christian Church, sponsor of the Old Firehouse Concert Series, is located at 16158 Beaverdam School Road in downtown Beaverdam next to the railroad tracks. Visit our website at for details.

The Montpelier Ruritans will hold a Potato Bar fundraiser at the Montpelier Center Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost for the Potato Bar is $8 and includes a large baked potato with all the fixings, salad, drink, and desert. A hot dog plate with salad, drink, and desert will be available for kids 12 and under for $4. Diners can eat in or take out. Tickets will be sold at the door and the proceeds will go to fund scholarships at Patrick Henry High School and other club community projects. Hope you can attend!

Alpaca Basics Seminar is coming soon to your neighborhood! This one-day exciting seminar focuses on answering the questions that one may have if interested in raising alpacas. Hosted by Alpaca Pastures of Virginia Sept. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $85 per person or $140 for two. The farm is located in Beaverdam. To register or for additional information, visit or call Sherry McEvoy at (804) 449-1423.

The Doswell Ruritans are having a Barbecue Dinner and you are invited to attend Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes beans, coleslaw, rolls, spiced apples, desert, tea and lemonade. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10. Take-out plates available. This event benefits the Ruritan Scholarship Program. The Doswell Ruritan Club is located at 16433 N. Washington Highway.

The Beaverdam Ruritan Park wants you to know that baseball is in full swing, come out to the ball field to see a game and have their yummy concessions!

The B’dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival will take place Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. This is a family-friendly and smoke-free building environment. The Ruritan Club collects donations of non-perishable goods for W.H.E.A.T. More information and a list of all the winners are at

Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.

Have a great week!